Sunday, June 26, 2005

Glen Etive, 25-26 June 2005

57 miles, 30,400 feet, 30 hours 20 mins, solo unsupported on sight

Hill challenges come in many different forms but there can’t be many more all round trials of character than the round of Glen Etive which I circumnavigated on 25/26 June 2005. The bare statistics fail to tell the tale of a truly brutal but magnificent round of:

  • 16 Munros
  • 3 Corbetts
  • a Marilyn
  • and numerous other tops

that surround one of Scotland’s finest glens. The round was completed solo, without support and on sight, with just one road crossing where I had pitched the tent in a fine position next to the river. I have rarely been on a long outing of such continuous steep and difficult ground, so that a journal documenting this seemed appropriate as a record of this wild adventure.

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